Software development is a team sport with Ron Lichty – 011

In this episode you can hear Ron Lichty and Andrei talk about:

Inspired leadership, or how leaders can share their vulnerabilities in story form, showing your human side to achieve success and why building a community of developers pays off.

Some value points you can expect:

  • A culture of sharing pays off
  • Situational leadership and how it can help you delegate correctly
  • Why it’s important to apologize when you do wrong by others
  • Getting promoted into management increases the learning load, not decreases it
  • The managers job is to be an enabler and an empowerer to his people
  • How agile came about
  • Software development is a team sport and needs to be treated as such.
  • Managers must ferment and foster psychological safety
  • Self organizing teams are formed by people who assume leadership responsibilities inside the team regardless of experience
  • Good programming teams work much like a good Jazz group
  • Sharing is caring, and it’s a managers job to prove it to his team.

Book Recommendations:

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

Joy, Inc

Teamwork Is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility

Tribal Unity: Getting from Teams to Tribes by Creating a One Team Culture

Ron is the author of:

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

Programming the 65816: Including the 6502, 65C02, and 65802

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Please enjoy our show!


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